Marcia Augsburger: Finds Purpose in a Different Call

Marcia Augsburger: Finds Purpose in a Different Call

“My parents’ emphasis on ethics and honesty made my going into law a natural fit, and my father’s emphasis on women’s equality gave me the strong core it takes to be a woman in the legal field.” By Koren Wetmore | In her office on the 24th floor of the Wells Fargo...
Paws at School

Paws at School

by Koren Wetmore | Some days Harry Schlitz feels like he’s run an Iditarod. Up at 3 a.m., he loads his team for a trip to San Diego, Calif., a journey that takes him through a 40-degree F temperature rise, two counties and 140 miles of freeway. Snow-flocked...
Troy Percival: The Baseball Coach

Troy Percival: The Baseball Coach

Illustration by Mike Tofanelli By Koren Wetmore | Most remember him as the Angels’ closer, a pitcher with a 100-mph fastball, four All-Star appearances, and 358 career saves. But Troy Percival is also a father, son, husband and—as it turns out—one...
In Marty’s World (cell phone inventor)

In Marty’s World (cell phone inventor)

By Koren Wetmore | With his signature charm, Martin “Marty” Cooper (EE ’50, M.S. ’57) will not only tell you an improbable idea is possible, but he’ll also map out a way to achieve it. If you don’t believe it, consider your smartphone. In the early 1970s,...
Bringing Health to the Hurting

Bringing Health to the Hurting

By Koren Wetmore | Mothers carry emaciated children, many unconscious or in comas, through the doors of the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence. Bones jut starkly from their small, brown frames, their bodies ravaged by malnutrition—not...